Representing a halfway point between a kid's bike and a full-sized adult's mountain bike, our Access 240 is the deal choice for a growing rider who wants to keep up with her friends and parents. We gave it all the features of a 'real' mountain bike because, quite rightly, that's what a keen young rider would expect. So there's a Suntour suspension fork, to improve comfort and control on rough surfaces. We fitted a Shimano 7 speed gear system with Velo grip controls to bring every hill, up or down, within reach. The V-Brakes are powerful and easy to control, thanks to levers that are specially designed for small hands and a power modulator on the front. And, of course, the heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame is built with the same attention to detail that we lavish on every bike that we make. With a bike like this, there's nothing standing in the way of off-road adventures for your little riders...